OD on Next Day of Election Duty Panchayat Elections 2021

OD on Next Day of Election Duty Panchayat Elections 2021
On Duty for The Election Staff on Next Day of Election Duty 

OD on Next Day of Election Duty Panchayat Elections 2021

 
No. 393/SEC-12/ 2021 Dated:09.02.223 To The Commissioner, PR & RD & Election Authority, Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalli, Guntur District. 

Sub: - APSEC - 1sT ORDINARY ELECTIONS TO GRAM PANCHAYATS - Request for declaration of compensatory holiday on the next date of polling/counting to the staff who attended poling duties - Requested - Regarding. 

Ref: - From Sri Bopparaju Venkateswarlu, Chairman, A.P. JAC, Amaravathi dated 08.02.2021. 
  • In the reference cited, Sri Bopparaju Venkateswarlu, Chairman, A.P. JAC, Amaravathi has stated that as per the SEC guidelines, the polling commences from 06.30 AM and ends at 03.30 PM and after completion of poling, the counting of votes will start immediately followed by declaration of results and handing over of polling material to concerned etc., 
  • He further stated that the polling staff will attend for the poling duties one day prior to the date of poll to receive the poling material and they will be on election duty 24x7 with lot of stress taking the Covid-19 precautions for almost 48 hours. 
  • It was further stated that sometimes the counting and declaration of result may continue till mid-night and it may take (3) to (4) hours to reach their residences after completion of the poll duty as the staff are usually drafted for poll duty to a place other than the Revenue Division, where he/she is working and residing. Further the Chairman, A.P. JAC, Amaravathi has requested the State Section Commissioner, SEC to examine and issue instructions to the Collectors to declare the next day of poling duty/counting as compensatory holiday to the employees, who attends polling duty. 
  • The State Election Commission considers that it is necessary to declare "OD" to all poling personnel, who have to stay back for longer hours till late in night due to delay in counting on the next day of poll. In view of the above, I request the Commissioner, PR&RD and Election Authority to take necessary action to declare "OD" to all poling personnel, who have to stay back for longer hours till late in night due to delay in counting on the next day of poll. 

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